Civil - Environmental, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
CITY OF DURHAM invites applications for the position of:
CIVIL ENGINEER III, Water/Wastewater
$64,647.00 - $84,042.00.00 Annually
Hiring Range: $64,647.00 – $84,042.00
Water Management has an exciting opportunity for an engineer to plan and manage projects for water distribution and wastewater collection systems. With a water and sewer service area population of over 270,000, Durham owns and operates 2 dams, 2 reservoirs, 6 water storage tanks, 2 water treatment plants, 2 water reclamation facilities and over 2,500 miles of water distribution and sewer collection infrastructure.
Projects involve infrastructure rehabilitation, expansion, and upgrades and heavy interaction with engineering and maintenance personnel within the department. Responsibilities of this position include reviewing the effects of proposed development on existing water and sewer infrastructure, evaluating the needs of existing infrastructure, as well as managing water and wastewater projects being performed by engineering consultants. This position will also coordinate with the City's Planning and Public Works departments, other Water Management divisions, the development community, residents, and sometimes Federal, State, and local agencies.
Responsible for the preparation of professional civil engineering work performed in the planning, surveying, design, review, contracting, inspection, field supervision, and maintenance of multiple types of municipal engineering projects and systems. Develops entry level management skill sets.
Oversees data analysis by obtaining electronic data; reviewing raw data for accuracy; analyzing data for trends; and developing written reports.
Attends meetings on all types of engineering systems and interacts with internal and external customers to provide assistance as needed.
Provides technical and administrative support to supervising professional engineer; responding to and investigating questions or concerns; and typing and sending technical correspondence.
Completes special projects by preparing presentations; participating in seminars; and updating standards & procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering
Four or more years of engineering experience
Professional Engineer (PE) Registration or must obtain North Carolina registration in six (6) months.
Valid North Carolina Class "C" Driver's License, or must obtain within sixty (60) days of hire.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED SKILLS:
At least seven years of engineering experience with water and/or wastewater projects
Experience with basin planning and projections of water and sewer demands
Experience with hydraulic modeling for water and/or sewer projects
Contract administration for water/wastewater projects
Understanding of principles, practices, modern methods, and techniques used in design and operation of distribution and collection systems
Knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to design, permitting, and operation of distribution and collection systems
The ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally
Durham is known as “The City of Medicine” or to some as the “Bull City.” Durham is located halfway between the Great Smoky Mountains and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the home of Duke and North Carolina Central Universities, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham Bulls Triple A baseball, the Museum of Life and Science, the Nasher Museum of Art, over 300 restaurants, more than 40 annual festivals, and world class medical facilities. Durham also boasts the American Tobacco Historic District, including the 2,800 seat Durham Performing Arts Center, which is transforming downtown Durham into a live-work and entertainment district. With more than 5.2 million visitors annually, Durham is a top destination of arrivals at RDU International Airport.
Located in Durham County, Durham is a compact 296 square mile community and hosts 80% of the world-renowned 6,800-acre Research Triangle Park. It is the goal of elected officials, employees, and citizens alike that Durham will be North Carolina’s leading City in providing an excellent and sustainable quality of life.
The Department of Water Management provides the City of Durham with safe drinkin...g water while protecting the environment with superior wastewater treatment operations. This is a complex and growing department with the objective of maintaining high levels of efficiency, professionalism, ethical standards, and morale. With approximately 215,000 citizens and an extended water and sewer service area population of over 250,000, Durham also serves large institutional users located within the Research Triangle Park, as well as Duke University. Water Management’s revenue is over $80 million and is responsible for a $35 million operating budget, $222 million capital improvements program, and 330 employees operating within nine divisions: (1) Water Supply and Treatment, (2) North Durham Reclamation Facility, (3) South Durham Reclamation Facility, (4) Customer Billing Services, (5) Regulatory Compliance, (6) Plant Maintenance, (7) Water and Sewer Maintenance, (8) Administration & Finance, and (9) Utility Engineering.